David and Victoria Beckham have hit out at fake news generated by social media that caused fevered online speculation the couple are to divorce.
Claims the couple were to split began circulating on Twitter on Friday morning and even prompted a high street bookmakers to suspend betting on them getting a divorce.
But suggestions of a âBexitâ – a disbanding of Britainâs biggest celebrity brand – were scoffed at by the couple.
The rumours were strongly denied by the Beckhams, clearly exasperated by the speed with which the internet can relay gossip as fact but unchecked.
A spokesman for Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned fashion designer, said: âIf I spent all my time responding to ridiculous Beckham gossip and rumours there wouldnât be enough hours in the day. What nonsense. Journalist Chinese whispers and fake news fuelled by social media. There is no impending statement, no divorce.â
David Beckhamâs spokesman said: âIt is nonsense. It is one of those laughable, nonsense things. There is no divorce. It is laughable.â